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OaktreeHave an interview lined up with Oaktree. Does anyone have any information about them? Looks like from forum searches that they are specialized in distressed debt / HY, but curious how their PE group is (specifically the Global Principal group and Power Opptys group). In a nut-shell, a view on the...
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Approaching a well known PE firm with no junior teamI have a meeting with a MD at a well know Growth/PE fund (on their 5th or 6th fund with aggregate $2.5B raised). The firm has invested in nearly every successful company you can think of and has been around since the 90's. The interesting thing is it is a ...
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Blackstone PE internship - London Anyone heard back from the phone interview for the Blackstone 6 month PE internship in London? ...
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Licenses for the buyside?Hey Guys, I was wondering what license is required to raise funds? I believe the series 7 is for the sell side - to sell securities, but which one is required to actually approach investors to ask for capital or any other relevant license for the buyside? Thanks ...
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Commission Rate for Raising CapitalHey everybody, this question is directed towards PE professionals and people who have discussed this topic with connections in the industry. What is a general commission range an individual would get for raising capital for a PE investment? From what I have been reading it is usually between 3-5%, ...
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Rescue Financing / Control InvestmentsI am senior at a Non-target UG who signed a FT offer with a top-tier BB (GS/JPM) to be in a desk analyst role focused on distressed credit situations (after spending the past summer there). I have good reason to believe this sets me up well for distressed debt hedge funds. However, I recently attend...
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Is Private Equity Dead?Andy Kessler, a former Hudge Fund Manager who writes periodically for the WSJ has recently discussed his thoughts on the future of Private Equity. This article discusses how the industry is overflowing with hundreds of firms chasing after the same opportunities such as how will interest rates affect...
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SBIC Associate Job - All Feedback appreciatedI am in the running for a job with an SBIC fund (1 fund total ~$250m). Can anyone give me any experience, day to day knowledge, or just feedback on this industry, market, job, salary, etc? I currently do deals consulting (mostly PE) for big 4 advisory and want to make the jump to PE/mezz investing. ...
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Embarrassing Test Scores and the BuysideI will be a first year at a BB beginning this summer and have an interest in private equity down the road. I have heard from many friends who just went through recruiting (mostly megafunds) that SAT scores come up in headhunter meetings or in interviews. While this topic has been discussed on this ...
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Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questionsIn the spirit of thanksgiving, I have decided to host a thread where you can ask all you ever wanted about banking or PE. Please feel free to ask away. ...
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Is PE FoF and Co-investing a dead end?In the process right now for VP level roles at lower MM shops. I keep getting calls from folks about PE FoF and co-invest opportunities at higher levels (Principal / Junior Partner). Firms are similar to what AlpInvest or HarbourVest were 5-7 years ago. Would be a decent lifestyle and pay vs. low...
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Effect of Takeover Rumors on PeersHey guys, I'd like to pose a question. In the event of circulating acquisition or merger rumors, what is the effect on the share price of the target's peer? I'd speculate that if the two companies are direct competitors, then the rumors of the takeover would cause retail (noise) investors to flock f...
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2nd article in less than a week that states PE is dying - truth?Is there any truth to this? Essentially the bigger deal days are over with leaving smaller deals that don't return as much for the investors the only deals out there to grab. I'd like to know if this is bs or not. ...
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Small PE Firm or BB IBDWhat is better? I want to end up in PE, but don't know if starting with a PE firm with under £250 m AUM is too small to start off, or if its better to have a BB brand name in a couple years time... ...
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Private Equity in HoustonI was wondering if anyone knew of any interesting private equity firms in Houston (non-energy), I'm going there for a meeting and have some free time to schedule a meeting with another group (consumer, industrial, etc.). Thanks! ...
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Hillhouse Capital? Reputation?Hey WSO What's the word on Hillhouse Capital in China? If possible, any specific info on their Hong Kong office? Not much information out there except their founder is a secretive legend and they are one of the bigger investment management shops in Asia. Many thanks if anyone can help! ...
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Anybody know anything about North Bridge Growth Equity?Any insight into culture, associate work, how much % of time is spent on sourcing, pay would be greatly appreciated. There's literally nothing online that I could find about them. Feel free to PM if you want, but posting would be helpful for others. ...
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Oaktree Capital - Summer Analyst?Does Oaktree Capital (LA office) take Summer Analysts? IF they do, are they ever given FT offers? Thanks. ...
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Quick PE QuestionIs Equity Capital Under Management the same as Assets Under Management? Thanks. ...
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Life after PEI've been steadily chugging down "the track" for some time now. Target school > MM banking (one year) > lateral to BB banking > PE, the whole nine. I've managed to stretch out my current PE associate tenure well beyond the typical two years, but I've extended my rope as far as it can go s...
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Pay in institutional fundraising on the buy side?Any one have an idea what a senior person or MD is making on the buy side in institutional fundraising? It seems just as important of a role as the deal guys at a buy-side firm, no? ...
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Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest private equity interview questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just in time we've released version 2.0 of our popular PE interview Prep Pack. This new version includes: - 9 LBO Modeling Tests with VIDEO solutions (15+ hours of content) - 30+ additi...
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PE / Hedge Fund out of UndergradHas anyone heard of several megafunds starting to hire directly out of undergrad? I had a prominent megafund (~$50B AUM) come to my school privately and not through the school's career center saying they would no longer be hiring analysts out of 2 years in investment banking. They claimed they wou...
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What is the hype about?I'm wondering what is the hype with PE shops? Is it the compensation/lifestyle combination that is making it so attractive to bschoolers and other analysts? The actual work being done? Might be a newbie question, but thanks anyways. ...
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Less Private Equity-backed IPOs in one of the biggest bull markets?I have a question for all of the private equity folks. I am wondering why there are less private-equity backed IPOs in one of the biggest bull markets? I think one of the reasons is that LPs now want to receive cash as soon as they can. They do not want to have their stakes locked up in a public com...
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